The US Armed forces cannot use nuclear bombs upon the citizens of the USA without employing them upon the USA. Accordingly, your argument is nonsensical.
I get that there is a disparity. How'd that work out in Viet Nam? Did they capitulate?
And this disparity is actually a result of the ever increasing infringement upon the 2A.
The 2A _has_ been badly weakened. Ever since the NFA of 1934, the right to keep and bear arms has been increasingly infringed upon in an almost monotonic manner.
Machine gun? Hand grenade? Howitzer? Missile launcher? Flamethrower? Can you make a cogent argument that claims these are not arms?
The lower receiver is the part that the ATF considers a gun. The other parts are not tracked in any manner by the ATF, and do _not_ require purchase from an FFL. If 7-11 wanted to stock these other parts, they'd be legally able to.
"Why is it that the second amendment is the only part of the Bill of Rights that hasn't been badly weakened? "
Because the Second Amendment is the last resort for defense of the Constitution and the other Amendments, including the First Amendment.
This seems to be getting political.
There are groups of loonies on both sides of the fence, but most major Christian religions (including Catholicism) view faith and science as not being in conflict. It was a Catholic priest after all who helped lead to our understanding of the 'Big Bang'. And at the time, it was predominately non-religious (including Einstein) who rejected his work as being possibly religiously motivated and standing against the existing view of a 'static' universe.
In any case, in my local area, the conservatives seem more interested in improving education and offering more freedom of choice for parents (since that is the one subject you brought up) while those on the left are more inclined to fight for the support of the teachers union, even if it is to the determent of the student and their families.
But sorry to interrupt your intellectual crusade against the loony right...
Homemade guns have been around for as long as there have been firearms. Years ago I saw pictures of zip guns made by gangs in the 50s. Could be made just with hand tools, but a metal lathe would have made the project go a lot faster.
As long as people have malicious intent, they will be able to find a way to kill. Started with rocks, sticks (clubs) and progressed to knives, spears, and arrows etc. Until the intent can be eliminated, the evil will be able to kill. Eliminating guns will just make it impossible for the weak and small to defend themselves.
"let's take off the gloves as the opposition want's us back in the dark ages "
I fear we must.
PS. It is ironic that at the same time that science is beginning to uncover the deepest secrets of life and the universe, some of our follow human beings want to take us back to the dark ages!
NASA's Orion Flight Software Production Systems Manager Darrel G. Raines joins Planet Analog Editor Steve Taranovich and Embedded.com Editor Max Maxfield to talk about embedded flight software used in Orion Spacecraft, part of NASA's Mars mission. Live radio show and live chat. Get your questions ready.
Brought to you by